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Voters in Ypsilanti's 3rd Ward to make decision in city council race

Ypsilanti City Hall
Kevin Meerschaert
89.1 WEMU
Ypsilanti City Hall

It’s Election Day with only one issue on the ballot in Washtenaw County: the recall election in Ypsilanti’s Ward 3. The election pits incumbent Democrat Desirae Simmons against independent challenger Rod Johnson.

The recall was initiated after Simmons abstained from voting on a multi-million-dollar purchase by the city to relocate its public services yard. A purchase that was eventually voted down by the full council, Simmons had earlier supported the measure.

Her opponents say she was fiscally irresponsible, Simmons says it’s simply a disagreement over a particular vote and those responsible for the recall just don’t like her actions on the Council.

The voting location for Precinct 1 of Ward 3 is at the EMU Honors College at Forrest and Perrin. Precinct 2 is at Ypsilanti International Elementary at the corner of North Prospect and Oak.

The winner will hold the seat until after the 2026 election

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News Reporter and Host Kevin Meerschaert was a student reporter at WEMU in the early 90s. After another 30 years in the public radio business and stops in Indiana, Maryland, Florida, and New Mexico, Kevin is back to where it all began.
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